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3Dec

How many days are there left till Christmas? TemplateMonster offers interactive Xmas countdown – Christmas Eve Calendar with a lot of presents. Christmas calendars are extremely popular in Germany where all children are waiting for the one to appear at home. The idea of such calendar is to count days till Christmas starting from the 1st of December and give away presents. It can be a box of chocolates with each little sweet put in separate sections or a hand-made tree with a lot of bags with presents on it.

Christmas Eve Calendar from TemplateMonster looks like a bunch of multicolored boxes put around the Xmas wreath. Each box has something inside: discounts, promos, etc. Every day the new box is opened. Almost each promo you get is available during a day only, the next day in its changed with another one.

Let’s see what’s for today. This is an offer from Doteasy100 GB SSD Hosting Plan for Only $1/month. It’s active during the next 24 hours. Hurry up to make use of it. Hyper-speed hosting for just $1/month – isn’t it cool?

NB! The previous offer (December 2nd) is still active: 50% discount for the full access to DesignTNT.com stuff.

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Are you in? Plenty of goodies are waiting for you. One day – one present. Get ready to get them all!

8May

Keeping up with the latest trends in the sphere of your work is its important part. To stay in touch with all these novelties, you have to find the way of getting familiar with them. What way of comfortable absorbing of information do you know? One of the most convenient is listening to podcasts. This experience can be very useful, ‘cause you get the desired information while doing a lot of other things you need. Let this collection of sites with podcasts for designers and developers be a good experience that will result in productive work. Here they are – Podcasts for Web Developers and Designers with short descriptions for you to choose the ones you like.

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99 Invisible

All the episodes here are 15-20 minutes length. The most important is all that detailed information is explicitely explained in each of them.

99 Invisible

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Data Stories

These podcasts cover data visualization, infographics, story telling, and any kind of work with data. If you’re involved somehow in this sphere, this site is for you.

Data Stories

19Oct

At the end of the week we’d like to share with you the most exciting and interesting news! The first one refers to the Jigoshop Themes Launch and the second one is about Bootstrap Templates. As you can see we have a lot of food for your brain!

So, let’s start from Jigoshop Themes Launch. This new product line presents professionally made themes that will help you to convert your WordPress website into a multifunctional and responsive online store. Actually, Jigoshop is the great eCommerce plugin for WordPress, but it’s quite difficult to implement it manually into your website. So that’s why JigoShop Templates will be really great solution for eCommerce online store.

Let’s see the main advantages of Jigoshop Themes:
• Sell physical, digital and virtual products – at once!
• Product personalization
• Unlimited product attributes
• Shipping calculator
• Stock management
• Detailed order and stock reporting via graphs and dashboard widgets
• Extensible with over 100 free or payed 3-rd party extensions (over 25 installable payment gateways)
• Orders manager
• Fits to all devices and screen resolutions
• FlexSlider – responsive jQuery images slider fully settable through theme Options
• Theme shortcodes that include user-friendly dialog boxes available straight from WYSIWYG editor
• Improved search functionality (search includes Post tags as well)
• Multilevel drop-down Main Menu
• Powerful theme Options panel (based on Options framework!)
• Localization file inside

To have a deeper look, please visit the presentational page and view all advantages of this eCommerce plugin for WordPress software. And if you are interested in such top-flight designs, you can simply browse our great collection of Jigoshop Themes and choose your favorite one!

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As for the Bootstrap Launch, this event has rocked to the bottom all web design community with its Bootstrap framework. In contrast to this picture, now we have another association with the word “bootstrap”. Basically, it’s a framework for quick development of front-end web interfaces that is created by Twitter and has changed the way how web designs are being built. This framework includes useful toolkit for simple and quick customization, set of CSS and HTML conventions for grids, buttons, forms and tables, as well as JavaScript libraries. So the main characteristic feature of Bootstrap templates is that they are made on the bootstrap functionality and a great amount of fully-optimized unique add-ons, such as:

• pages
• portfolio
• slider
• sharing
• CSS3 tricks

To help you to be well oriented in this new website templates’ launch, we offer to check out the effective presentation of Bootstrap templates that will introduce this product line in all details.
So hurry up to review this great collection of Bootstrap themes and ride the wave!

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19Jun

We are happy to advise that WordPress 3.4 version has finally seen the world. The issue was named “Green” after the famous jazz enthusiast Grant Green. The upgraded CMS can boast multiple new features particularly in the aspect of customization. Custom headers, Twitter embeds and image caption are only few introduced enhancements.

New specifications facilitate more comprehensive customization and are intended either for users or administrators. Here are some of the most impressive characteristics of WordPress 3.4:

Total theme control:

Theme Customizer lets you modify template’s options before activating a new theme;

With Theme Previewer you get the possibility to customize current theme without changing the front-end design.

Media improvements:

HTML support in image captions.

Under the Hood improvements:

WordPress internationalization and localization perfection (more info);

Different split in POT files translation for process acceleration;

Codex XML-RPC information update accessed via XML-RPC_WordPress_API;

WP_Query improvements.

You are welcome to get more detailed information at WP codex.

We invite you to study the customization options more meticulously:

New Options for Users

The most essential sweep in WordPress 3.4 is the theme customizer letting you edit current appearance and settings without publishing them. Besides you can vary theme colors, backgrounds and paste custom image headers.

If you drop a glance at the control panel, you will notice plenty of new options intended to simplify your job.

If you have more than one theme, new features let you browse through them without paging. If you want to utilize the images from your media library to fill custom headers, just select the height and width of your header images.

Live Theme Preview

WordPress 3.4 gives you the possibility to customize the theme without activating it! (Nevertheless it should be installed on your blog.) Moreover, you can modify the current theme with the help of live preview mode.

Twitter Embeds : Share Tweets with Personal Style

Try to insert individual tweets into the posts; you can do it with 3.4 revision. Action links are provided, so the user doesn’t need to abandon your website and can reply directly to the tweet. All you need to do is just copy paste the tweet URL on its own line, that’s it!

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Please view the Codex issue on Embeds for more links and useful information.

Better Image Captions

WordPress 3.4 offers basic HTML support for the caption field in image uploader. Thus you gain the possibility to add links, photo credits, licensing details and basic formatting such as bold and italicized fonts.

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New Settings for Developers

The new WP version contains hundreds of under-the-hood enhancements. The most worth mentioning are hiding in XML-RPC, themes, custom header APIs, WP_Query and translation system. The Codex provides a comprehensive summary of the developer features; you also can turn to Trac directly. Of course the developer’s guide is here for your examination.

Have you already upgraded to the new version?

If the answer is “no”, please follow our instructions:

1. First of all, start from extensive back-up, in order not to lose any important information during the process of upgrade in case if something accidentally goes wrong. Click the Tools icon in the left sidebar and then Export. On the next screen click the Download Export File. You may create a new Folder on your hard drive to store all you backed-up Web site files. It will be useful to back up the files once a month even if no update is needed.

2. The second step is to backup your WP database. There are many ways to do this; here you will find helpful resources and plugins for WP database management.

3. Double-check your framework/theme developer to make sure if there are any issues with their themes and the most recent WordPress update. The most disappointing thing is to find out that WordPress update has ruined your theme…

4. Deactivate all plugins before upgrading.

When you are finished with those four steps, please follow the links in the nag bar (it’s called a nag because that yellow bar will be up there nagging you until you take care of the important issue noted) and update your site to the latest version of WordPress.

You further action will be the reactivation of plugins. Plugin developers update their plugins regularly, you can also do it with one click. Now you’ll notice the yellow nag bar under the plugin name in the plugins area with a link to “upgrade automatically.”

Please don’t ignore or postpone the update. Keeping your WordPress and plugins up to date guarantees a premium operation of your website.

We guarantee that all TemplateMonster’s WordPress templates are fully compatible with 3.4 version as our developers have carried out all necessary tests immediately after WP 3.4 release.

11May

With contemporary skyrocketing technologies and markets flooded with portable devices of all sizes and screen options you can think of, mobile versions with their web content presentation cease to conform to users’ requirements. Unlike the mobile website versions, fluid grid based sites are perfectly represented on any screen without any content drops. Here, responsive design has no equals.

We believe that people online should use only the most advanced and ultimate technologies, that’s why our partners from TemplateMonster started the production of Responsive WordPress Templates. Pick one of the Responsive WordPress Themes as a foundation of your future web presence or upgrade your existing WordPress site and transform it to an amazingly adaptive design that automatically adjusts to any screen resolution. With the cast of Responsive WordPress Templates you don’t need to maintain a mobile version of your website anymore. Go view the staggering gallery and select the best WordPress Theme suitable for your new fully responsive website.

Business Responsive WordPress Template

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Business Responsive WordPress Template

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11Apr

Today, we would like you to greet an unparalleled proposition from our partners. Several months of tedious TemplateMonster’s team work resulted in creation of absolutely new product – PRO Website Templates with built-in PRO Framework. We believe that the news can turn your concept of websites developing upside down. The customers, working on their professional websites will be able to generate and edit web pages much more rapidly and having total control over the code.

How Can I Get the PRO Template Version?

It’s quite easy! The new PRO Template Version will come as a complementary offer in the range of several template prices on the product page of a selected template. Besides, the customers will have the option to add the PRO Version offer to their initial order in the shopping cart for extra pay. It’s unbelievable, but the PRO Pack, giving numerous advantages during website creation and modification will cost just $15! In tote, the PRO Website Template will cost nearly $84 – this amount includes an average price of the template (about $69) and $15 for the PRO Version.

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If you are among those, who want to create an advanced professional website and customize it in no time, please, follow these three easy steps to achieve your goal:

1. Order the PRO Template Version.
2. Select from the available building blocks.
3. Enjoy the most swift website development in your life!

PRO Templates’ Specifications

When you buy a PRO Pack, you acquire more than 50 new options. Let’s see how they can facilitate the process of website design and modification. The gist is that with a PRO Pack you are able to add and variate website content right through the navigation panel, supplied by multiple facilities and all essential specifications with human-friendly code, which can be utilized to provide such functional features on your website.

Select the functionality and pick the provided code to activate it. You can choose website’s level of complexity according to your preferences. You simply shouldn’t use more assets than needed. Everything indispensable is in front of you, enclosed in this progressive PRO framework, developed for your productivity and convenience. Using the PRO Templates, users can reach unprecedented horizons in web design:

  • they can automatically generate page layouts;
  • conjugate ready-made web pages;
  • reshape typography styles without efforts;
  • promptly change and install new website sections like sliders, portfolios and image galleries;
  • add CSS3 tricks and features;
  • deploy social and font icons;
  • use functional plugins, interactive elements and so on, and so forth, with an absolute code control.

We can consider the PRO Version of website template a helpful web design development tool set, which will cost you only $15 extra. The developers tried to give you the opportunity to concentrate on fast and professional website development, without scattering your attention in search of the right code. Further you will find the range of main options you get with every PRO Website Template.

PRO Framework

The process of development and design is a laborious task. TemplateMonster’s developers created the PRO Pack and integrated the PRO Framework into templates’ design to simplify it for you. PRO Framework is a simple HTML5 & CSS3 based platform that binds different functionalities and code script options for quick website development, which enables the team to move away from code. The users see the provided building blocks directly in the PRO Framework navigation panel and choose from the available options, encouraged by the flexibility of human-friendly code and comprehensible instructions for every step.

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2Dec

It is no secret that WordPress is currently the most popular CMS in use on the Internet. Are you a WordPress user? If so we have great news for you! The major update of WordPress is coming: a breakthrough (drumroll please) – WordPress ver. 3.3! The new versions always have additional features and improvements. So lets take a closer look at them.

WordPress 3.3

We’ve chosen five of the most interesting fresh features that have been presented in WordPress 3.3. So are you ready to find out what are they? Here it is – the list of the new WordPress features:

-Responsive Layout:
Version 3.3 has major support for the responsive layout. The left side menu bar will collapse on small screens -it is a first step in making your WordPress website more mobile friendly.

If you want to get more detailed information about responsive web design follow this link to interactive infographic where all valuable information about RWD is gathered.

-Improved Media Uploader:
Now you have a possibility to use easily drag-n-drop technology to upload PDF, graphics and other files right from the desktop or any folder.

-Major Dashoboard Improvement:
Pay attention to enhanced Help section, enjoy new tooltips, layout menus and redesigned admin bar.

-WordPress API Editor:
WordPress developers will definitely say hooray as starting from version 3.3 plugin developers are able to customize the post editor or even add additional editors.

-jQuery Package:
WP developers will appreciate such default feature as a presence of full jQuery UI toolset in the installation file. Enjoy the full package of useful tools right now – simply take a closer look at new WordPress 3.3!

16Nov

Stock Images from DepositPhotosHi guys! I’m in a hurry to share great news with everyone who is fascinated by web design and creative stuff. I’ve read an official press release of Template Monster and have found out a great thing! To make a long story short – from now with a purchase of any template at TemplateMonster you can order a package of 15 stock images of your choice for your website from DepositPhotos in addition to the stock images already included into your template design.

You’ll get a wonderful opportunity to choose 15 more images out of an assortment of 4,500,000 items available at DepositPhotos. So for just $14 every customer who makes a purchase at TM get a package of 15 amazing Stock Images from DepositPhotos! Those who want to get only images without purchasing a web template – can buy such 15 photos package from TemplateMonster for as low as $30. Go ahead and visit TemplateMonster.com right now! You will be pleased with a great amount of different tasty bonuses!

5Nov

Flash is a world famous multimedia platform for animation and games creation and for video and audio files playback. Nobody will say that this software is perfect but you can hardly find something better. And that’s why TemplateMonster gives the world the results of their great Flash Industry Survey in which more than 10,000 people took part. Their opinions and generalized experience were carefully taken into account and now all these priceless results are graphically demonstrated to you at TemplateMonster.com.

Future of Flash Industry

This information is truly important and helpful for every flash developer as it gives a holistic impression about the situation on the flash market, its tendencies and people preferences. It will help you to develop the action plan in order to improve your flash activity and correct some past mistakes (if there were some of them).

The flash industry survey results are combined into three groups:

  • Flash industry figures;
  • Flash CMS and Flash editing;
  • Flash websites general attitude figures.

The survey results give the full impression of future of the flash technology and all valuable ideas will be used to improve efficiency in this industry. We’ll be glad to know your thoughts about the flash industry survey so tell us everything that you have to say in comments right here.

27Oct

Happy and scary Halloween is almost here and you still have some time to build your website before the holyday comes. But it may happen that you don’t want to decorate your website with toothless pumpkins, black cats, shapeless ghosts and bony skeletons. In such case you will look for something endlessly dark. And TemplateMonster is glad to make you an offer that you cannot refuse. From now and till October 31st 2010 Black Templates from TempleteMonster are sold with 25% discount! The time is running out so you should hurry up to have time to buy a product.

Black Template - 25% Discount

Black website themes always look very stylishly and exquisitely. It has some unique charm and people tend to trust such projects. It creates some sort of the illusion that you are the premium society member. All these things are especially true on the eve of Halloween. Black sites are constantly popular from day to day and the category will not go out of fashion at an early date. So it can be the great solution for you.

And now more than 500 black themes are waiting for you on TemplateMonster.com! Don’t make them wait in vain!

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